My main research interest is decision-making strategies and cognitive control changes across the lifespan . I’m currently involved in projects examining the neural mechanism supporting the shift towards model-free decision-making in older adults and changes in metacontrol across the lifespan.
I am also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Concordia’s Journal of Accessible Psychology and Liaison for Concordia’s Journal of Psychology and Neuroscience.
During my free time, I enjoy practicing yoga, painting and playing Magic: The Gathering.
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PhD in Experimental Psychology, 2018-present
Masters in Experimental Psychology, 2016-2018
BA in Psychology, 2012-2016
Computational Modeling & Single Trial EEG Regressions
In this study, we demonstrate that the shift to simpler decision strategies in older adults is due to a) impairments in the representation of the transition structure of the task and b) diminished signaling of the reward value associated with decision options.
Over the last decade, research on cognitive control and decision‐making has revealed that individuals weigh the costs and benefits of engaging in or refraining from control and that whether and how they engage in these cost–benefit analyses may change across development and during healthy aging. In the present article, we examine how lifespan age differences in cognitive abilities affect the meta‐control of behavioral strategies across the lifespan and how motivation affects these trade‐offs. Based on accumulated evidence, we highlight two hypotheses that may explain the existing results better than current models. In contrast to previous theoretical accounts, we assume that age differences in the engagement in cost–benefit trade‐offs reflect a resource‐rational adaptation to internal and external constraints that arise across the lifespan.